Man in custody after barricading himself in home on Johns Island

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A man who barricaded himself inside a residence on Johns Island is now in custody.

The incident happened on the 3300 block of Walter Drive.

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office deputies originally responded shortly around 4 p.m. after receiving a call about alleged threats made against someone inside a home.

“At some point he had either threatened the roommate or associate with a knife and comments were also made about him possibly having a firearm,” said Captain Roger Antonio, the public information officer for the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.

When deputies arrived, the suspect threatened to use a firearm.

SWAT and Crisis Negotiators responded and the incident lasted for several hours.

Walter Drive was closed to keep the public safe.

No injuries were reported during the incident.

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